Sunday, June 14 2009
True Blood's second season showcases the similarities between fundamentalisms -- whether Christian or pagan.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
More than anything, though, I wish all those political pundits would take some time off, to rest and let their vocal cords recuperate. That truly would make for a happy new year.
Sunday, January 11 2009
If television is indeed a vast cultural and artistic wasteland, then the 10 examples of culpable amusement selected by our staff must represent something significant -- or perhaps we're just way too addicted to the old boob tube.
The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.
Sunday, September 7 2008
The goofy vampire romance in True Blood is granted another perspective by Tara (Rutina Wesley), who at least seems aware of life outside of Bon Temps, Louisiana.
Friday, May 25 2007
Premiering this Sunday on HBO, Bury My Heart illustrates the tensions, presumptions, and inequities represented by the Dawes Act.
Friday, May 26 2006
It's a superhero movie, so all these choices involve massive destruction -- buildings disintegrating, fireballs flying, bodies detonating.
Friday, November 4 2005
As Noah Baumbach's film tracks Walt's slow evolution during the months surrounding his parents' divorce, it keeps something of a distance, wry and observant.
Tuesday, April 26 2005
Ooky ambiguity is one thing. Incoherence is another.
Monday, December 1 2003
At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.